Back in April, Deezer went free for mobile, allowing users on Android and iOS to listen to unlimited tunes for free through an ad-supported model. Now, the company is doing the same for its desktop-only or web-based player. This means the service is now reduced to just two tiers, the free version, which users can use while listening via the web or on their phone and has ads, and Premium+, which costs $10 per month.
The company confirmed the news to The Next Web, adding that anyone signing up from July 10 would be offered either free or Premium+ as their subscription options. Current users paying $4.99 for the desktop-only plan can stay with that plan if they want to. You know, if you just really love giving Deezer money.
The news comes hot on the heels of Deezer’s decision to shutter its Canadian office and lay off its Toronto-based team. Last we heard, the company was approaching a million Canadian users. The fact that people can now listen for free from their computer or the web will help push people to premium, as will the current “sale” that offers Premum+ for $4.99 instead of the usual $9.99.